Monthly Archives: February 2011

Blowout Preventer :: non-technical white paper

Background Consider a car, generally speaking the efficiency (i.e. miles per gallon) increases with speed, up to a point, after which the efficiency drops off. The same is true for web applications, or indeed any applications supporting concurrent processing. Generally, … Continue reading

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Daemonize PHP (properly)

There is often a need when building a website to automate background processes, for example: Sending emails: many sites don’t immediately connect to an SMTP server when a user fires off an email request, but rather store the email in … Continue reading

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